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Hazards

Despite the fact that the Japanese phased out BPA as an epoxy resin in food tins since the late 1990s, western countries continue to use it in most food tins and other forms of packaging. Its ubiquitous use has meant that it is found in...

Perfluorinated chemicals (PFOA) used in non-stick cookware, food packaging and stain repellant clothing have been linked to attention deficity hyperactivity disorders in children (Gump et al, 2011 and Stein and Savits, 2011). Recent studies indicate they may act as hormone disrupters and delay the onset...

In the past 20 years childhood allergies and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have increased by 400%, 1 in 4 people have asthma, breast cancer has more than doubled since the 1960's, the age of puberty is dramatically declining, sperm count has dropped by 50%...

Plastics have infiltrated every part of our kitchen from building materials to containers and cookware. In 1987, Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein at Tufts University in Boston discovered that a chemical leaching from the plastic test tubes caused a rapid growth in breast cancer cells...

Unlike municipal water which is subject to regular testing, very few regulations exist to govern private well and bore water supplies. The onus therefore falls on the owner to check the pH and conduct regular testing for microorganisms, pesticides and nitrates. Contaminants There are several concerns associated...

The past three decades has seen a dramatic increase in the prevalence of allergic diseases like asthma, eczema, hayfever and food allergies in western countries. Health statistics reveal a disturbing story: peanut allergies has more than doubled in the past 5 years, 1 in 3...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] DID YOU KNOW Most cleaning products contain ingredients that are known skin and lung irritants. Women who use alot of cleaning products, air fresheners and insect repellants have a higher risk of breast cancer (Zota et al, 2010). Chemical cleaning...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]DID YOU KNOW Almost 90% of ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products have not been safety tested for human health effects. Every 60 seconds, another 20 chemicals are registered for use on the world's largest database: the Chemical...